GUMSHOES IN TAP SHOES Tapper Ryan P. Casey displays his dynamic movement and imaginative flair in this new choreographic parody of film noir, featuring fleet-footed femmes fatales and hard-hoofing hooligans. Performed by Ryan P. Casey & Dancers, the show blends dance, jazz, and storytelling. Feb.6-7, $15-$20. Dance Complex, Cambridge. 617-547-9363, www.dancecomplex.org
NACHMO BOSTON 2015 For National Choreography Month, Jan. 1-31, dance makers dig in and commit to creating new work. NACHMO Boston culminates in a public showcase finale featuring 19 emerging and established choreographers presenting new pieces over the course of two evenings. There’s bound to be something for everyone. Feb. 6-7, $10-$15. Green Street Studios, Cambridge. 781-330-0535, www.brownpapertickets.com
JOSÉ MATEO BALLET THEATRE Just in time for Valentine’s Day, veteran choreographer Mateo sets his sights on the shifting dynamics of romance with the program “Works of Love.” The production includes the recent “Released” (2014), along with one of Mateo’s oldest and most romantic works, “Schubert Adagio” (1991), and the social dance-inspired “Danzones Balleticos” (2004), which reflects the choreographer’s return to his Cuban roots. Feb. 6-22, $42. Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge. 617-354-7467,
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